|Day:||Saturday, closed Dec 25 & Jan 1|
|Location:||Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.|
|Features:||Delicious Meals, EBT/SNAP, Market Match, Music series|
The Westside Market
The Westside Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday, year round at the corner of Hwy 1 and Western Drive. Here we serve the communities of the west end of Santa Cruz including Bonny Doon, the North Coast and the University of California, Santa Cruz campus. Sitting on the northern edge of Santa Cruz’s greenbelt this market is a great launching location for a day outdoors at Natural Bridges beach, Wilder Ranch or any adventure spot up the coast. It is also just a hop, skip and a jump, or bike ride, from Downtown.
A community hub for over 15 years, the Westside Market showcases a great selection of 100% certified organic produce, artisan foods, beer, body products, tinctures, sustainable seafood, pasture raised meats, flowers and eggs along with cook-to-order cultural meals, live local music and a full espresso bar operated by Syllable. With an abundance of free parking and accessibility on its side, this market makes for a convenient and celebratory Saturday morning outing any time of the year.
2021 Holiday Closures
The Westside Market will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.
EBT/Market Match and Credit/Debit SERVICES END at 12:45pm at the Westside Farmers’ Market.
ANNOUNCEMENT! In recognition of CalFresh Awareness Month our circuit of five markets is offering a DOUBLE MATCH program in May, or until funds are exhausted. Receive two Market Match tokens for every EBT token for the first ten dollars you of EBT you redeem at market. Ten dollars of EBT becomes thirty dollars in May. Onsite CalFresh application assistance will be available. Thank you to the Santa Cruz County Human Services Department and Second Harvest Food Bank for making it possible!
The standard Market Match Program offers farmers’ market customers a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 on their CalFresh (food stamp) cards. If a customer swipes their CalFresh card for seven dollars, they get seven dollars in Market Match (MM) tokens for free. Swipe for $10 EBT and receive $10 MM. Swipe for $20 EBT and receive $10 MM – the match maxing out at $10. The goal of this project is to encourage CalFresh (EBT/SNAP) recipients to take advantage of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. By offering an incentive that makes fresh produce more affordable we help shoppers stretch their food dollars while buying nutritious food. SCCFM will be offering the MM program for the 2022 season. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to participate in the Market Match Program.
Pop-Up Breakfast Series Postponed
Currently masks are recommended for all, regardless of vaccination status, at the farmers’ markets. Read the details HERE.